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Left Hemisphere Brain Injury
Vision problems after a traumatic brain injury, I don't see everything to the right as I can to the left by looking straight forward, anyway to repair?
Assessment needed: Vision problems after tbi can occur at different levels, the eye itself or parts of the brain such as the optic nerves or occipital lobe of the brain. Neuro-opthalmologists may be hard to find, but this would be their particular area of expertise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anything that disrupts tissue integrity can cause brain damage: lack of or reduced oxygen (stroke), viamin deficiency, pressure (hydrocephalus, or, bleeding or tumor inside the skull), blunt or penetrating trauma; infection; inflammation (immune system mediated or otherwise); toxins (alcohol, ecstasy, lead, mercury, arsenic, to name but a few); diseases (ms, diabetes, ...Read more
It depends: There is a good chance that function will return over the next 6-12 months with a lot of physical therapy. However, you want to make certain that there is no spinal cord injury. If the injury is isolated to the brain (ie. No spinal cord injury), a ct or MRI maybe done to demonstrate the degree of brain injury and where it is present. This may help one to determine the the chance of recovery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My head is hurting. I've recently been recovering from a traumatic brain injury over a year ago. What is the problem.? Back left side of head hurts.
Postconcussive HA: Your headache may be what is referred to as part of a postconcussive syndrome. Or post dramatic headache. The good news is these headaches are generally self-limited which means they tend to go away on their own. The bad news, it can take time. A good neurologist or headache specialist is well-versed in treating these types of headaches. Seek one out and they should be able to help you. ...Read more
I had a brain injury in oct of 2012 from an mva. I have partial paralysis on my left side. Are there any beneficial exercises to help get function bac?
Brain injury: The old adage "use it or lose it" is never more true than in brain injury. Think of your brain as a muscle. The more that a person uses their brain, the more adaptable and powerful it becomes. The brain is more rested in the morning so that is the best time to do exercises. Work with an occupational and/or physical therapist to develop exercises specific for your deficit. Practice daily. ...Read more
I have a really bad pain on the left back side of my head and feel the left arm weak I have a brain injury do to combat what should I do now?
I fractured c2&c3and had a sever brain injury that caused me to be in a comma for 6 days now 10 years later I am having sever pain behind my left eye,?
Many reasons: Could be a post-traumatic headache syndrome, but cannot rule out presentation of glaucoma, or even sphenoid or ethmoid sinusitis. Unlikely to represent new brain complication. Also, unlikely, possible giant cell arteritis, but get some blood testing with sed rate just to be safe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a traumatic brain injury with damage to the right inferior frontal lobe and left parietal lobe. What are possible effects?
Hard to say: It is hard to say. From your question, it sounds as though you had injury demonstrated either by ct scan or MRI scan. One may have no problems at all, it depends on the size of the injury and the exact location in these regions. If you are asking what these areas typically do: r frontal: smell, memory, impulse control, left sided movement. L parietal: speech, language, right sided movement. ...Read more
Brain injury: Organic brain injury is not a disease in itself. Instead, this term refers to any number of conditions that frequently lead to decreased mental functioning, usually trauma, but causes may include infection (meningitis), poisons (carbon monoxide), tumors. With the iraqi and afghanistan wars there has been a dramatic increase in closed head injury with resulting brain injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Brain injury is a condition in which the brain is damaged due to an injury. Brain injury often results when the head violently and suddenly hits an object or when an object deeply pierces the head. The symptoms of brain injury vary from mild to severe depending on how much the ...Read more
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